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  • Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain

    81 51.92%
  • Serge Lutens Chergui

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    Default BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Basenotes March Madness 2010

    Game 64, The Final Spritz
    Poll ends March 31.

    (7) Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. (12) Serge Lutens Chergui

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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    I'm going to have to test these both again before voting. I'm actually just posting to say THANK YOU to the voters who have seen to it that no Guerlain made it to the finals!

    Nothing against Guerlain but they had their fair share and then some of winning last year.
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Pretty cool that it's 7th and 12th seeds in the final. I regret that I'm not all that comfortable picking one over the other. Hope it goes as close as the Vetiver v. Egoiste round.
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    I've got to give my support to the little guy. Go Andy Tauer!!!! Not to mention I like the scent better, and I chose it as the winner of my bracket, but it also appeals to my current distaste for the corporate.
    Last edited by robpmgc; 30th March 2010 at 05:15 AM.

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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Such a hard question! However, I have the answer already :d Chergui!!!

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    Marocain smells like concentrated Chergui with liquid plastic. Go Serge!

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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Each are excellent fragrances IMO.
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Own and enjoy both. This is a really difficult one. Chergui by the narrowest of margins.

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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Lair, all the way...

    looking good, in the end

    I guess congrats to zliang, very good job on the predictions !

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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    If this was the old version of Chergui, then it would be closer in my mind. However, L'Air for me. More of a year round scent, but then again, it does not reach the heights that the old Chergui would have.

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    L'Air for sure. Gotta love that dry, rocky spice.
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Go Chergui!
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    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    Lair, all the way...
    looking good, in the end :)
    I guess congrats to zliang, very good job on the predictions !
    Thanks, timaru, but it's too early to say who the winner is. Chergui is closing in the gap now.
    Last edited by zliang; 30th March 2010 at 04:34 PM.

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    This is a disturbingly tough choice. Two of my absolute faves. I need to think about it some more.....

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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    As much as the recent video interview with Andy, made me truly love him, he appears to be such a kind and gentle person, I can't hide the fact, that for me personally I have grown to find L'Air du Desert Marocain to be overrated and ultimately fail at being a functional fragrance. It is, IMO, a beautiful fragrant portrait, it would be more at home in a museum of art, than on human skin. Now, on the completely opposite end of the spectrum, I vehemently disagree with anyone claiming Chergui to be overrated. It wasn't love at first sniff, I actually was bored/indifferent my first sampling. But the second sampling it bowled me over. IMO, as close to fragrance perfection as I've smelled.
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    what's goin on?
    wasn't lair like 10 votes ahead?
    once again, tough match and a worthy final

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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    I'm not going to vote until the last 20 or 30 minutes. I urge others who can to do the same. (Hehehe.)
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    From Andy Tauer today:
    Dear Rob
    I thank you, and I have to make a confession: The last days and weeks were
    so absorbing and energy eating that I hardly ever followed the March Madness
    competition (that I find a cool idea).
    Thus, today, I checked for a minute, trying to find out where I (my air
    du...) got and I realized that I got up there. Wow. This IS amazing. One of
    these days, I have to find out what it is that makes people love the Air du
    desert marocain so much... Until then: I try to find my way ;-)
    I wish you a lovely day
    Andy

    Come on guys, Mr. Tauer is one of us! A Basenotes reader! And one heck of a nice guy, I might add. Winning this would make him feel good. I don't think the same can be said of Serge Lutens, or Shiseido, right? Support small business!

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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Yes, go andy, go!!!

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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Quote Originally Posted by robpmgc View Post
    From Andy Tauer today:
    Dear Rob
    I thank you, and I have to make a confession: The last days and weeks were
    so absorbing and energy eating that I hardly ever followed the March Madness
    competition (that I find a cool idea).
    Thus, today, I checked for a minute, trying to find out where I (my air
    du...) got and I realized that I got up there. Wow. This IS amazing. One of
    these days, I have to find out what it is that makes people love the Air du
    desert marocain so much... Until then: I try to find my way ;-)
    I wish you a lovely day
    Andy

    Come on guys, Mr. Tauer is one of us! A Basenotes reader! And one heck of a nice guy, I might add. Winning this would make him feel good. I don't think the same can be said of Serge Lutens, or Shiseido, right? Support small business!
    Ok, I concede. That man is just such a stand up nice guy. You're right it WOULD mean the world to him. So, even though I voted against it, GO L'AIR!
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    OMG! That was a tough decision. Both are special to me in their own way. Chergui is my one and only Bell Jar fragrance and I cherish my decant of LDDM given to me by a special friend. I have such happy memories of wearing both of them ...

    LDDM it is ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robpmgc View Post
    From Andy Tauer today:
    Dear Rob
    I thank you, and I have to make a confession: The last days and weeks were
    so absorbing and energy eating that I hardly ever followed the March Madness
    competition (that I find a cool idea).
    Thus, today, I checked for a minute, trying to find out where I (my air
    du...) got and I realized that I got up there. Wow. This IS amazing. One of
    these days, I have to find out what it is that makes people love the Air du
    desert marocain so much... Until then: I try to find my way ;-)
    I wish you a lovely day
    Andy

    Come on guys, Mr. Tauer is one of us! A Basenotes reader! And one heck of a nice guy, I might add. Winning this would make him feel good. I don't think the same can be said of Serge Lutens, or Shiseido, right? Support small business!
    +1

    Couldn't have said this better myself.

    Go Andy!
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    That's too cool, I love that Andy found out about this, I mentioned it to him when LDDM arrived in the Fragrant Four. There's less than an hour to go and Chergui has a 3-vote lead!

    EDIT: Make that a 2-vote lead since I started writing this! 51-49 after 100 votes!

    EDIT 2: All tied up! 51-51!
    Last edited by bluesoul; 31st March 2010 at 03:33 AM.
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    L'Air for me too...

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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Tauer might be a nice guy and while I am not the biggest Lutens fan I find Chergui to be much coherent and better put together (with better materials) than LDDM. But since this is not a vote for whos a nice guy (Lutens might be cold and aloof), Chergui gets my vote.
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Looks like there's a little under 20 minutes left, and they're within two votes. I haven't voted yet!
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    13 minutes left, 54-51 Chergui.
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Looks like about 10 minutes left, and I voted. 54-52 Chergui.

    Come on all you late voters!
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    Default Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    Bluesoul, is this the competition with the greatest number of voters?
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